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Christoph FILDEBRANDT
Sport Swimming
NOC Germany   
GenderMen
Born27 May 1989 in Wuppertal, FRG
Height1.93 m
 Human Interest 
Further Personal Information
Family
Partner Ellen Olsson
Residence
Saarbrücken, GER
Occupation
Athlete, Police Officer
Languages
English, German
Higher education
Police Studies - Berlin School of Economics and Law: Germany
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began swimming in 1999 with the SG Remscheid club in Germany.
Why this sport?
He took up swimming because of his brother.
Club / Team
SSG Saar Max Ritter: Saarbrücken, GER
Name of coach
Felix Weins [national], GER
General Interest
Nicknames
Filde (saarbruecker-zeitung.de, 13 Nov 2018)
Hero / Idol
German triathlete Jan Frodeno. (saarbruecker-zeitung.de, 09 Jul 2019)
Injuries
In 2014 he suffered a pectoral muscle injury. (rga.de, 16 Dec 2014)

In November 2013 he had a viral infection and was unable to compete at the German short course championships in Wuppertal, Germany. (swim.de, 22 Nov 2013)

In 2013 he was not able to complete his full training programme for four months due to illness and injuries. (osp-rheinland.de, 01 Jul 2013)

His training was disrupted ahead of the 2012 Olympic Games in London due to illness and chest muscle injuries. (rga-online.de, 24 Apr 2013)
Awards and honours
He was named the 2012 Swimmer of the Year in the state of North Rhine-Westphalia in Germany. (swimpool.de, 01 Jan 2012)

In 2011 and 2012 he was named Police Athlete of the Year in the state of North Rhine-Westphalia in Germany. (Facebook page, 14 Apr 2015)

He was named the Youth Swimmer of the 2006/07 season in the state of North Rhine-Westphalia in Germany. (Facebook page, 29 Jul 2018)
Famous relatives
His partner Ellen Olsson has represented Sweden in open water swimming. She won bronze in the 10km event at the 2019 LEN Cup meet in Barcelona, Spain, and competed at the 2015 World Championships in Kazan, Russian Federation. (SportsDeskOnline, 10 Jun 2021; Facebook page, 29 Jul 2018; Ellen Olsson Facebook page, 05 Aug 2017)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. (saarbruecker-zeitung.de, 18 Jul 2018)
Other information
RETIREMENT PLANS
He plans to retire from competitive sport after the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. "I notice that the training is getting harder every year. There is a life after sport, and I'm looking forward to it." (saarbruecker-zeitung.de, 18 Jul 2018)

OCCUPATION
He serves in the riot police unit of the Saarland State Police in Germany. (Polizei Saarland Facebook page, 19 April 2021)

 Competition Highlights
Olympic Games
Rank Year Venue Event Result
Heats 2021 Tokyo, JPN 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay  
Heats 2016 Rio de Janeiro, BRA 200m Freestyle 1:47.81
6 2016 Rio de Janeiro, BRA 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay 7:07.28
6 2012 London, ENG 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 3:13.52
World Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
Heats 2019 Gwangju, KOR 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay  
Heats 2019 Gwangju, KOR 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay  
5 2015 Kazan, RUS 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay 7:09.01
7 2015 Kazan, RUS 4 x 100m Medley Relay 3:32.16
Heats 2015 Kazan, RUS 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 3:28.99
Heats 2013 Barcelona, ESP 50m Freestyle 22.64
6 2013 Barcelona, ESP 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 3:13.77
7 2011 Shanghai, CHN 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 3:15.01
4 2011 Shanghai, CHN 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay 7:08.32
World Championships Short Course
Rank Year Venue Event Result
Heats 2012 Istanbul, TUR 100m Freestyle 48.28
3 2012 Istanbul, TUR 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay 6:53.22
European Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
5 2018 Glasgow, SCO 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 3:26.59
7 2018 Glasgow, SCO 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 3:15.12
Heats 2012 Debrecen, HUN 100m Freestyle 49.92
Heats 2012 Debrecen, HUN 50m Freestyle 22.93
5 2012 Debrecen, HUN 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 3:15.88
5 2010 Budapest, HUN 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay  
European Championships Short Course
Rank Year Venue Event Result
2 2010 Eindhoven, NED 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay 1:25.19
28 2009 Istanbul, TUR 100m Freestyle 48.21 
36 2009 Istanbul, TUR 50m Freestyle 22.13
5 2009 Istanbul, TUR 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay 1:24.31